Mesut Ozil not watching as Arsenal scored second goal during stunning Rennes win

MESUT OZIL was not even watching as Arsenal scored their second goal against Rennes last night.

The German star, 30, turned away after thinking the ball was going out of play, throwing his hands in the air.

Mesut Ozil not watching as Arsenal scored second goal during stunning Rennes win4 Mesut Ozil switched off after thinking Aaron Ramsey's pass was going to roll out of play, instead throwing his hands in the air
Mesut Ozil not watching as Arsenal scored second goal during stunning Rennes win4 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did not give up, though, and managed to dig out a cross from the goalline

But Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had other ideas.

Aaron Ramsey's one-two with the Gabon striker looked set to go out of play, especially with Sead Kolasinac well offside.

But Aubameyang hunted it down and managed to dig out a fine cross with the ball on the line. Ainsley Maitland-Niles – who fortunately had remained alert – then ran in at the back post to head in.

When the forward – who later celebrated with a Black Panther mask – got his foot to the ball, Ozil had already turned around in frustration.

Mesut Ozil not watching as Arsenal scored second goal during stunning Rennes win4 By the time the Gabon forward pulled the ball back, Ozil had already turned around and given up
Mesut Ozil not watching as Arsenal scored second goal during stunning Rennes winAlamy Live News4 Fortunately for Arsenal, Ainsley Maitland-Niles stayed alert and headed in his second goal of the season

It was only when he saw Maitland-Niles spring into action that he realised it was still in play.

Even then, he did not seem to celebrate immediately despite Arsenal finally putting themselves ahead on away goals.

BT Sport picked up on the incident during their analysis.

Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown said: "It did [make us laugh]. It's actually one of those where Maitland-Niles does especially well because he doesn't switch off.

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